This Supplemental Indenture, dated as of September 22, 2006 (this “Supplemental Indenture” or “Subsidiary Guarantee”), among Vinny T’s Acquisition Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Subsidiary Guarantor”), Bertucci’s Corporation, a Delaware corporation f/k/a NE Restaurant Company (together with its successors and assigns, the “Company”), and The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. (as successor trustee to United States Trust Company of New York), as Trustee under the Indenture referred to below (the “Trustee”).
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, the Company and the Trustee have heretofore executed and delivered an Indenture, dated as of July 20, 1998 (as amended, supplemented, waived or otherwise modified, the “Indenture”), providing for the issuance of an aggregate principal amount of $100.0 million of 10¾% Senior Notes due 2008 of the Company (the “Securities”);
WHEREAS, Section 3.12 of the Indenture provides that the Company is required to cause each Restricted Subsidiary created or acquired by the Company to execute and deliver to the Trustee a Subsidiary Guarantee pursuant to which such Subsidiary Guarantor will unconditionally Guarantee, on a joint and several basis, the full and prompt payment of the principal of, premium, if any and interest on the Securities and all other payment obligations under the Indenture on a senior unsecured basis; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 9.1 of the Indenture, the Trustee and the Company are authorized to execute and deliver this Supplemental Indenture to amend the Indenture, without the consent of any Security holder.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the Subsidiary Guarantor, the Company and the Trustee mutually covenant and agree for the equal and ratable benefit of the holders of the Securities as follows:
SECTION 1.1 Defined Terms. As used in this Supplemental Indenture, terms defined in the Indenture or in the preamble or recital hereto are used herein as therein defined, except that the term “Holders” in this Supplemental Indenture shall refer to the term “Holders” as defined in the Indenture and the Trustee acting on behalf or for the benefit of such holders. The words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereby” and other words of similar import used in this Supplemental Indenture refer to this Supplemental Indenture as a whole and not to any particular section hereof.
SECTION 2.1 Guarantee. The Subsidiary Guarantor hereby fully, unconditionally and irrevocably guarantees, as primary obligor and not merely as surety, jointly and severally with each other Subsidiary Guarantor, to each Holder of the Securities and to the Trustee the full and punctual payment when due, whether at maturity, by acceleration, by redemption or otherwise, of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the Securities and all other amounts payable under the Indenture (all the foregoing being hereinafter collectively called the “Obligations”). The Subsidiary Guarantor further agrees (to the extent permitted by law) that the Obligations may be extended or renewed, in whole or in part, without notice or further assent from it, and that it will remain bound under this Article II notwithstanding any extensions or renewal of any Obligation.